Coming up

Monday 26 July

School opens at 8:30 am for Term 3

Thursday 29 July

Rippa Rugby Day at Windsor Park 9 am – 2:30 pm

Friday 30 July

Whole School Assembly in our school hall, 2:15 pm – All welcome

Monday 2 – Friday 6 August

Cook Islands Language Week

Tuesday 3 August

Rippa Rugby Save Day

Friday 6 August

Hungerball Games for all children

Tuesday 10 August

PTA Meeting, 7:30 pm in our staff room.  All welcome!

At a glance

  • School Notices – Welcome to our new students,
  • Music News – Year 6 Hand Chime Group, Marimba Festival and APPA Choir
  • PTA News – Senior Movie Night
  • Community Notices

Principal’s Message

Welcome back to a new school term. Hopefully you were able to spend some quality time with your children over the break. While you were away we had Rooms 5 and 6 renovated. You may have been wondering why we had a large container out the front of the school that appeared at the end of last term. On the last Friday of Term 2, we emptied out the contents of Rooms 5 and 6 into the container so that the construction company could replace the old hessian board that dated from 1967 with a new, better performing product. Jan Westerkamp and Jody Kukard were able to get back into their classes over the weekend to return them to something like their pre-renovation condition. Their dedication and effort are much appreciated. The upcoming school holidays will see the process repeated for Rooms 7 and 8. We are hoping to have a new canopy installed in the next 6 weeks which will provide some indoor/outdoor flow for this classroom block.
Term 3’s Inquiry is called Function. You will be receiving information from teaching teams with more learning specifics this week. If we have any engineers or inventors in our parent community, we would love to hear from you. If you can spare some time to share your expertise with your child’s class, please contact their teacher directly. This unit is one of the most popular of the 8 concepts we cover over a two-year period.
Later this term, we will be holding student-led conferences. Stay in touch with your child’s learning before this by downloading the Hero App. Currently, we have almost 50% of parents with the app. This is a great way to get school communication. Currently, students have reading goals which you can see, with Maths goals coming in Week 2. Writing goals are coming later.

Nga mihi
Peter Stoner

Kia hikaka, kia maia, kia pono te ngakau.

School Notices

Welcome to our new students and their families

Jessica Li, Annika Crivelli, Millie McPhail, Jack Lin, Cici Wang, Zoey Li, Stella McFarlane, Zayn Ou, Zacky Ou, Leah Davies, Kenneth Du, Josh Benli and Emma Cohen-Park.

Mairangi Bay School Walking School Buses – Join a Walking School Bus!

Keen to make school drop-off/pick-up easier and stress-free? Meet other local parents and get some fresh air and exercise? Have your kids arrive at school energised and ready to start their days learning?

A walking school bus is a group of children who walk together to/from school with parent supervisors along a set route. Parents take turns and shouldn’t need to walk more than one day a week. The other 4 days are free, while your children get all the benefits and make new friends in their local area.


Mairangi Bay School has 3 routes running, come and give it a try!

Newhaven Terrace Route

Departs 8:30 am from the walkway by 19 Newhaven Terrace

Monday to Friday mornings

Contact [email protected] to have a go!

Mairangi Park Route

Departs 8:30 am from Park entrance by 22 Hastings Rd

Monday mornings to start until we get more parents on board to share days

Contact [email protected] to have a go!

Kowhai Rd Route

Departs 8:15 am from opposite Channel View Road.

Tuesday mornings until we get more parents on board to share days

Contact [email protected] to have a go!

Ph: 09 448 7302 Ext: 487302 Mob: 021 221 3923

Mairangi Bay School Star

On a recent visit to Stardome, Room 4 was presented with a star that has been adopted by Mairangi Bay School. Taj’s parents, Wendy and Theo kindly adopted the star on the school’s behalf in celebration of Matariki.
The children were excited to learn about where they could find the star in the solar system and some interesting facts about it. At Stardome, the educators made sure to zoom in and show us the Vela constellation, where the Mairangi Bay School star sits.
Thank you to Wendy, Theo and Taj for their kind contribution and for providing incredible support for our space topic this term.

Caley Plinston, Room 4 Teacher


(from left) Angelika, Rosa, Taj, Arden and Luna. Room 4

Music News

The Year 6 Hand Chime group started up in Term 2.
We rehearse every Wednesday at 8.30 am in the music room.
We hope to perform at the school assembly later this term.

Marimba Festival 28 August Barfoot and Thompson Stadium in Kohimarama.
Gold Coin entry. All are welcome to attend either concert.
Year 5 Marimba Group perform in the 12-noon concert
Year 6 Marimba Group perform in the 4 pm concert

Thank you to all the Marimba children that rehearsed in the second week of the holidays.
Well done all.

APPA Choir
Our combined rehearsals this term are Tuesdays 31 August and 21 September.

Looking forward to a musical Term 3.

Clare McCormack
Music Teacher

PTA News

Senior Movie Night years 5-6, Friday 6th August: Spy Kids – All the time in the world. We have decided to use online Permission Slips, please complete if you are happy for your child to participate. These will be sent out on Hero.

For all PTA related enquiries please email [email protected]

Community Notices

Notices are put in this section as a service to our community.  The school does not necessarily endorse these community advertisements and you are advised to check for yourself, the reliability of providers, events, camps, and courses.

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